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Fonts with Symbols (symbols.ttf) won't get rendered (Copyright)

Hello, currently I try to convert a Document to PDF with Aspose Words. Currently we have some Copyright Symbols inside our PDF and it won’t get renderd, even when embedding EVERY font…

Okai found the Bug.

When I use the windings.ttf and symbol.ttf from Office for Mac 2011 it will display the correct Copyright symbol even when created the DOCX on Windows.
BUT it won’t convert with the office version, so if I use the symbol.ttf from a windows system via copy it will work.

Also I still can’t set a compilance level which is aweful…

Hi Christian,

Thanks for your inquiry. Please note that Aspose.Words requires TrueType fonts when
rendering documents to fixed-page formats (JPEG, PNG, PDF or XPS). Make sure
you have all the Fonts installed on your machine you’re using to convert
Word document to image format. I would suggest you please read the
following articles:
http://www.aspose.com/docs/display/wordsjava/How+Aspose.Words+Uses+True+Type+Fonts
http://www.aspose.com/docs/display/wordsjava/How+to++Specify+True+Type+Fonts+Location
http://www.aspose.com/docs/display/wordsjava/How+to++Install+True+Type+Fonts+on+Linux

  1. I’ve read all the articles
    2. Office for Mac uses TrueType fonts.
    3. Read what I write.
    4. Windows ships with symbol.ttf / windings.ttf - Version: 5.0
    5. Mac for Office has symbol.ttf / windings.ttf - Version 1.63d
    6. I Can’t use Aspose.Words on Linux with Symbol.ttf - Version 1.63d
    7. If I install Version 5.0 Mac for Office makes the same thing which Aspose does with Version 1.63d

    Your support ist aweful.

Hi Christian,

Thanks for your inquiry. In case you are using an older version of Aspose.Words, I suggest you please use the latest version of Aspose.Words for Java 14.8.0 and let us know how it goes on your side.

If you still face problem, please share following detail for investigation purposes.


  • Please attach your input Word document.
  • Please share symbol.ttf/windings.ttf fonts used at Mac - Version 1.63d
  • Please attach the output Pdf file that shows the undesired behavior.
  • What environment are you running on?
  • Linux Version
  • Architecture (32 / 64 bit)
  • Java version